Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
Kane school administrators are considering a plan that would provide students with locks for their school lockers.
If approved, the plan would go into effect with the start of the next school year, according to Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
Major repairs are under consideration for the indoor swimming pool at Kane High School.
Preliminary estimates place the price-tag for just the high-priority repairs at about $260,000.
SMETHPORT â€“ A part-time position of secretary has been created at the McKean County Jail near Smethport.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 earlier this month to create the position at the rate of $11 per hour.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kane has made a donation of $1,300 to the Kane Senior Center.
State compulsory education laws require children to attend school until they're 17.
Skipping school is not tolerated in the Kane Area School District.
School officials regularly file truancy cases with Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman. And Engman takes a tough stance on the truancy cases.
Concern has been expressed for years about the number of diseased trees in Evergreen Park in Kane.
The borough annually tried to remove one or two dead trees from the largest park in Kane. However, limited funds have kept the borough from undertaking a major project to remove diseased trees, which present a significant danger to park-users.
Kane certainly is living up to its label as the "icebox of Pennsylvania."
Daytime temperatures over the past few days have not made it out of the single digits, according to the National Weather Service in State College.
JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway man charged with robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint was in Magisterial District Court on Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on felony charges stemming from the Jan. 8 incident.
Kane track and field coach Jim Sirianni announced that Sam Cummings Jr. recently donated a race timer to the Wolvesâ€™ track and field program.
The Community Blood Bank collects blood on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at the Kane Area Community Center. The next blood collection at the center is Tuesday, March 26 from noon to 5 p.m. The Community Blood Bank will hold a collection Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kane Community Hospital. Donors are welcome and needed due to the critical shortage of blood, especially "O" negative, a Blood Bank spokesman said. The Blood Bank supplies blood to area hospitals, including Kane Community Hospital.